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National Institute of Business Management

Address: 120/5 Vidya Mawatha, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka

Description National Institute of Business Management

  • Established: 1968
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka.

National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) is a higher public educational institution in Sri Lanka, founded in 1968. The University is in line with global trends and constantly updates its curriculum in accordance with modern needs. NIBM holds a leading position in the training of management personnel and is included in the TOP-20 of the best universities in the country.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in National Institute of Business Management

Program name


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2.5-7.5 months.

The main areas of program preparation are:

  • Computer Aided Design and Modeling (AutoCAD & Google SketchUp)
  • English language
  • Web Application Design & Development
  • Accessory design
  • Engineering graphics
  • Information Technology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Computer programming
  • Computer Networks and Administration
  • German
  • Python Programming
  • Psychological counseling
  • Mobile Application Development (for Android)
  • Java Software Development
  • Advertising and graphic design
  • Statistical analysis using software packages
  • Tourism and hotel business
  • Human capital management
  • Business management
  • Personnel Management
  • Financial and management accounting
  • French
  • Japanese language.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1-5 days.

NIBM offers a wide range of seminars designed to enable professionals to motivate themselves, to open and customize the soft-skills they need to improve their qualifications in their respective professions.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1-3 years.

The main areas of program preparation are:

  • English language
  • Computer Engineering
  • Design
  • Information and communication technology
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Engineering
  • Design and development of computer systems
  • Production management
  • Industrial engineering
  • Psychology and counseling
  • Software development
  • Advertising
  • Network / Software Engineering
  • Personnel Management
  • Human capital management
  • Financial and management accounting.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2-4 years.

Undergraduate programs at the university are implemented in the following areas:

  • English (TESOL)
  • Interior architecture
  • Computer Engineering
  • Geodesy
  • Design
  • Information Technology for Business
  • Logistics
  • Marketing and PR
  • Production engineering
  • Psychology and counseling
  • Broadcasting and Journalism
  • Network security
  • Human capital management
  • Electromechanics
  • Electronics.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

NIBM provides an opportunity to obtain a Master of Science (MSc) at the Faculty of Computer Technology with a degree in Information Security.

from 3 600 $ / year


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

The MBA program at the university consists of the following core disciplines:

  • Business research
  • Global business environment
  • Business Information Systems
  • Organization of behavior and development
  • Business decision making
  • Project management
  • Creation of a new enterprise
  • Strategic Innovation Marketing
  • Strategic management
  • Organizational Strategic Transformation Management
  • Management Economics and Policy Analysis
  • Financial management.

Training courses

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 10 weeks.

The main areas of training courses are:

  • Business Ownership
  • Design
  • Marketing and management
  • Human capital management.


  • Over the past decade, NIBM has repeatedly received national awards for the quality of educational programs.
  • The university is certified according to the quality system ISO 9001: 2015 with an emphasis on quality management and excellent service.

Equipment National Institute of Business Management

The main NIBM campus is located in Colombo, while the regional centers are in Kandy, Kurunegala, Galle and Matara.

The material and technical base of the university includes:

  • The library
  • Medical Center
  • Lecture halls
  • Computer lab
  • Hardware lab.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Registration fee = 1000LKR-12 000LKR / year.
  • The cost of living in Sri Lanka = $ 256 -462 $ / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university you must:

  • Certificate of education corresponding to the selected program
  • GCE Exam (A / L) / Equivalent
  • 2-5 years of work experience (for part-time programs)
  • IELTS 5.5 / equivalent (if necessary).

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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